Congratulations to Professor Joanna Wardlaw, who has been honoured with the Presidential Award at the 2017 European Stroke Conference.

Professor Wardlaw, who was instrumental in establishing SINAPSE, is Professor of Applied Neuroimaging and Honorary Consultant Neuroradiologist, Head of the Division of Neuroimaging Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, and Director of the Neuroimaging Sciences facility at Edinburgh Imaging.

The European Stroke Organisation (ESO) Presidential Award is presented annually at the European Stroke Conference. The Presidential Award is bestowed upon an advanced career person who has made a significant impact on stroke care internationally over many years, someone who has had an important influence on educational or political development for stroke care across Europe or even worldwide. The achievement thus need not be research based but may involve leadership, mentorship, implementation or changing of attitudes. This award to Professor Wardlaw represents international recognition of her outstanding contribution to stroke research and associated small vessel diseases. Further details can be found here.